Help me modify a CycleOps Indoor Trainer
I need help with a project.
I'm a masters track sprinter. I sometimes compete in elite events also. I am using the trainer to train for sprint events like this:
I own an older Cycleops PT300 like this one:
It uses V Brakes combined with cloth brake pads to provide friction resistance to the large flywheel:
The current setup uses the "aero bars" above with TWO braking mechanisms. The first is an old school non-shifting brake lever on the left (pull to apply manual friction) and a dial knob on the right (dial to apply constant friction) that both apply fiction on V brakes in rear. They are two brake lines that meet at a 2-1 coupler (not sure of the proper name) and pull a single line that goes to the V Brake.
The current "aero bars" simply suck for practicing standing starts (as illustrated in the video above).
I have figured out a way to attach a standard stem and handlebar setup. I intend to use basic Nitto B123 bars (this was a project in itself).
with these bars:
I want to go with a single braking system. Maybe a Friction Brake Lever of some sort where I can set the resistance, then grip the bars and do my efforts.
Here's where I need help
I would like a sort of friction brake lever to mount to either the new handlebars or to the frame of the trainer itself. What might my options be?
Why am I doing this?
I can mod the thing that I have or I can shell out $2,500 for this:
Which still doesnt do what I need it to do :D